Posts Tagged ‘Nashville Predators’

Flames Set 2 Records in Nashville

Posted 30 Nov 2009 — by admin
Category Nashville Predators, Road, Shutout, Win, record

The Calgary Flames set two team records tonight when they stomped on the Predators 5-0 in Nashville. The Flames put together a complete team effort to bowl over the previously hot Predators and finish the month of November in historic fashion.Flames Predators Hockey
Miikka Kiprusoff recorded his 2nd shutout in a row as the Flames completed their biggest November in franchise history by taking 22 of 28 points in the month. They also set a team record by getting points in 10 straight road games.

After a scoreless first period, David Moss scored the eventual game winner on a breakaway 1:32 into the 2nd period. About 3 minutes later, Nigel Dawes scored his 4th goal in 4 games on a nice feed from the corner by Jarome Iginla. Adam Pardy scored his first goal since opening night, Curtis Glencross added a short handed empty netter and Jarome Iginla sealed his status as “Captain Fantastic” by scoring his 13th goal (and 20th point) in the month of November.

The story told by the scoreboard sometimes doesn’t jive with what actually happens on the ice. However, tonight was not one of those nights. The Flames dominated the Predators all over the ice, and earned the 2 points. They took away space from the Preds and capitalized on 2 powerplay opporunities. They successfully killed off 3 penalties and were solid in front of Mikka Kiprusoff, helping him get his league-leading 3rd shutout of the season.

The Flames actually received some praise from their head coach, Brent Sutter. “We did a real good job of playing smart hockey,” he said. “Our puck management was very good. We were able to capitalize in the third period and get three goals. I would say it was a very good effort on everyone’s part.”

The Flames remain in 1st spot in the Northwest Division, two points ahead of Colorado. They also moved 2 points ahead of Chicago to take over sole possesion of 2nd place in the Western Conference. The Flames next game is on Thursday in Phoenix.

Flames Sweep Preds with 3-1 Win

Posted 30 Jan 2009 — by admin
Category Lombardi, Nashville Predators, Roy, Win, home

Miikka Kiprusoff made 28 saves to earn his league-leading 30th win of the season, and Matthew Lombardi, Andre Roy and Adrian Aucoin scored goals as the Calgary Flames won 3-1 to sweep their season series with the Nashville Predators tonight.

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Andre Roy’s game winning goal at 12:25 of the 2nd period was the 35th of his career and his 5th game winner. He was the lucky recipient of a nice pass from Eric Nystrom who broke in on net after Nashville coughed up the puck near centre ice. Nystrom dipsy-doodled around the Nashville defender and made a nice pass to Roy on the other side of the Nashville net. Roy made no mistake in roofing the puck over Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne.

Nashville’s J.P. Dumont also scored his 10th goal of the season in the game. but the Predators could not beat Kiprusoff more than once.

The Flames goaltender played a rock-solid game, and was at his best during the 3rd period when the Predators were trying to tie the game. Kiprusoff had several great saves during the period, but none better than the stop he made on Ryan Jones, who had a wide open net while on the power play. Kipper flung himself across the net and made a stretching save with the paddle of his stick to keep the Flames up 2-1. He was rewarded by chants from the crowd, and evenually a 3-1 lead when Aucoin scored on a 5-on-3 powerplay.

With the win, Calgary moves to 30-14-4, which gives them 64 points and an 11-point lead atop the NW division. The Flames also find themselves 5 points back of Detroit for 2nd place in the Western Conference. The Flames completed January with an 8-3 record and now look towards February with 5 of 13 games against NW division opponents.